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Minnesota's ban on gun carry permits for young adults is unconstitutional, appeals court rules

Jul. 16, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's law that bans people ages 18 to 20 from getting permits to carry guns in public is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, affirming a lower court decision that concluded the Second Amendment guarantees the rights of young adults to bear arms for...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 05, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 1, 2024. Editorial: A pioneering office to aid Indian health Minnesota’s Office of American Indian Health just made its debut. It’s an example of the innovation needed to close shameful, longstanding health gaps. ...

Uber and Lyft say they won't leave Minnesota after all — and drivers are getting a raise

May. 20, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new...

Minnesota Uber and Lyft driver pay package beats deadline to win approval in Legislature

May. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to boost pay for Uber and Lyft drivers in Minnesota that lawmakers believe would prevent the companies from leaving the market advanced in the state Legislature on Sunday before the midnight deadline. The House passed the compensation bill but the...

Legal Marijuana Now Party loses major status with Minnesota Supreme Court ruling

May. 10, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday booted the Legal Marijuana Now Party as a major political party in the state. The court’s decision means Democrats and Republicans will be the only political players to have automatic ballot access for candidates, as...

Minnesota sports betting bill runs afoul of partisan rancor over state senator's burglary arrest

May. 02, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports betting in Minnesota is in serious trouble, running afoul of the partisan rancor over the arrest of a state senator on a felony burglary charge. One of the lead authors, Democratic Sen. Matt Klein, of Mendota Heights, isn't ready to...

Attempt to expedite ethics probe of Minnesota state senator charged with burglary fails on tie vote

Apr. 24, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican attempt to expedite an ethics investigation of a Democratic Minnesota state senator who's facing a felony burglary charge failed on a tie vote Wednesday. Sen. Nicole Mitchell was absent as the Senate met for the first time since her arrest early...

Minnesota state senator arrested on suspicion of burglary

Apr. 22, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state senator and former broadcast meteorologist was arrested on suspicion of burglary early Monday in the northwestern Minnesota city of Detroit Lakes, police said. Democratic Sen. Nicole Mitchell, 49, of Woodbury, was being held in the Becker County Jail on...

Walz appointments give the Minnesota Supreme Court its first female majority in decades

Apr. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz named two women to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, which will give the state's highest court its first female majority in three decades. When they take their seats in the coming months, all seven justices will have been appointed by Democratic governors. ...